Monday, January 12, 2015


For my observational piece I observed my dog and took pictures of her. This picture really spoke to me because it kind of shows what the naked eye can think without giving context to what was going on behind the picture. At first sight it looks like my dog is satanic or demon possessed, but with closer observation and more knowledge you would be surprised to know that she was actually just yawning. It shows the viewer that without observing and analyzing something you can be surprised that you are missing the actual picture entirely. I really like this picture and I'm glad I could capture it with perfect timing to show everyone my dog. I haven't had much experience with photography but I really like it and I may try to use it again on future projects.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Final Exam Post

1) What is art?

In the beginning of the year I explained that art was a freedom of expression thought creativity and imagination. Now, I said that art cannot be defined in a single sentence. Art is self expression. Art is what comes from the heart and flows through your brain into the paper. I said that art is a feeling that is expressed in any way that one pleases.

2) List some reasons that an artist would need to use observation when making artwork.

In the beginning of the year I said observation was used to get correct detail, to see color, and to see shapes. Now that I've been through art 3 I've learned that observation is necessary to create a piece with complete accuracy. Observation is drawing all of the details to get exactly what you want just using your basic senses. I pretty much knew what observation was in the beginning, but now I know more about observation after taking this class.

3) Is copying always plagiarism or is there a gray area? Explain your thoughts.

In the beginning of the year I thought that copying wasn't always plagiarism. I said there is gray area where you could just be using someone's idea, but creating something different with it. My answer at the beginning of the year is very similar to my answer at the end because I answered the exact same thing. Art 3 taught me that copying isn't always plagiarism, and I know that now for sure.

4) What are some reasons why artists make art?

I said at the beginning of the year that art was used to express yourself and make a statement. Now I said that there isn't one single reason that an artist makes art. An artist makes art because they want to or maybe even because they're forced to. The point is, there is no answer to this question. Art is everywhere, and anyone and everyone can make art.